The granddaddy of all Blender contests, the Blender F1 Challenge, has entered its eighth round! If this is the first time you hear about it: this contest uses the term 'F1' very loosely: the ONLY design criterium required is that all entries must make use of an open-cockpit configuration common to contemporary Formula One cars. So far, the results have always been both surprising and inspiring.
Organiser Curtis Smith writes:
It is that time of the year again to turn your attention to the world of F1! As always, the Blender F1 Challenge to open to all Blender users. It is hard to believe that this is the EIGHTH Blender F1 Challenge. I certainly appreciate the support and participation it has received over the years. The rules have changed slightly in that you can use ANY rendering software to render your final creation (finally!). There are several great renderers that can be used with Blender but remember, it is that artist that creates the image not the software so this is a minor rule change. As years past, the only design criteria will be that the F1 design must incorporate an open cockpit. Everything else regarding design is wide open!
My budget this year is limited so the prizes offered are humble but very nice and all from the Blender e-Shop. If any one cares to help out by donating additional prizes I would heap upon you my eternal appreciation. Let the Challenge begin (check out the new URL!)... 2008 Blender F1 Challenge - www.blenderf1.com
Read the rules; the deadline for submitting your entry is May 10, 2008 at midnight Pacific coast USA time.